My little Bronx just turned 1.
And he may be the smallest year old baby ever.
He was weighed at his doctor’s appointment last week and he barely tipped the scales at 13 lbs 12 oz.
That was also his exact weight 2 months ago at his 10 month checkup.
In fact, Bronx actually hit the 13 pound mark at 6 months of age. He’s only gained 12 ounces since then and in the last two months, he hasn’t gained an ounce.
And, yes. We do feed him.
The kid eats. He eats more than his three year-old brother. This is definitely not a feeding issue.
The average weight of a year old infant is around 22 pounds. Needless to say, the doctor emphasized that Bronx’s weight was “not normal” and that he wanted to run some tests.
So, Bronx spent his first birthday at the hospital lab. Not fun. Especially the part that involved drawing a ridiculously large amount of blood from someone so tiny.
I wasn’t too worried about the whole situation, until Dr. Google gave me a laundry list of possible conditions that could be attributed to a lack of weight gain, with the worst being cystic fibrosis, heart disease, celiac disease, or an endocrine disorder.
I started to get a little worried after that. The doctor did imply that something had to be wrong and I started to think that maybe it was worse than just a really fast metabolism.
Until the doctor’s office called and told me that the zillions of tests that they ran all came back normal.
So, I’m officially raising a smurf. I’m not complaining. He’s a lot easier to carry around this way.
Plus, he’s taking forever to grow out of anything.
And if someone from Guinness is reading this…we’d love to win a world-record.